Entering the Digital Literacy Era: Considerations for Digital Texts in Intervention School-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) play a critical role in the development of students’ literacy skills. As schools begin to include more digital texts, and eventually use digital texts exclusively, SLPs must consider the distinctive features of digital texts and how to strategically incorporate them within intervention sessions as well consultation ... Article
Article  |   October 2013
Entering the Digital Literacy Era: Considerations for Digital Texts in Intervention
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  • Disclosure: Financial: Melissa Malani is a speech-language pathologist at Florida Speech and a professional learning facilitator and an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Florida.
    Disclosure: Financial: Melissa Malani is a speech-language pathologist at Florida Speech and a professional learning facilitator and an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Florida.×
    Nonfinancial: Melissa Malani has previously published in this subject area. Some of these pieces are referenced in this paper.
    Nonfinancial: Melissa Malani has previously published in this subject area. Some of these pieces are referenced in this paper.×
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School-Based Settings / Normal Language Processing
Article   |   October 2013
Entering the Digital Literacy Era: Considerations for Digital Texts in Intervention
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2013, Vol. 14, 47-54. doi:10.1044/sbi14.3.47
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2013, Vol. 14, 47-54. doi:10.1044/sbi14.3.47

School-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) play a critical role in the development of students’ literacy skills. As schools begin to include more digital texts, and eventually use digital texts exclusively, SLPs must consider the distinctive features of digital texts and how to strategically incorporate them within intervention sessions as well consultation and collaborative teaching sessions. In this article, I focus on providing in-depth background information for digital literacy in relation to a presentation I did for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s (ASHA’s) online Adolescent Language and Literacy conference in March of 2013.

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